[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Cathy Reese, Head Coach, University of Maryland @MarylandWLax 1 – What is your favorite play to run when you “need” a… Read More Three Questions for Cathy Reese
By Caitlin Hansen, Head Coach, and Allie Modica, Assistant Coach, Saint Leo University @SaintLeoWLax Captains – What are their roles? How many do you name? Are they all upperclassmen? Do you have a leadership council? There are various options when it comes to leadership and each team has to find what works for them. This… Read More A Season Without Captains
[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Pat McCabe, Head Coach, Adelphi University @Adelphiwlax 1 – Describe the defining characteristics of your ideal student-athlete, on and off the… Read More Three Questions for Pat McCabe
By Lisa Palmisano, parent of two 2020 recruits @palmisano4 [Editor’s Note: The author experienced the recruiting journey with her daughters last year, and now wants to help families understand and take some of the guesswork out of the recruiting process. This entry is based in part on a blog post previously published by the author… Read More Start With the Beginning in Mind!
By Lisa Evans, Head Coach, La Roche University @LaRocheRedhawks The 2016-2017 academic year was my first year as a collegiate head coach. What a learning experience that was. So many unexpected challenges. So many new adventures. So many emotions. I learned something new every… single… day. I have so much respect for those who have… Read More The Most Important Lesson I Learned in My First Role as a Head Coach
By Dempsey Arsenault, Midfielder for Boston College and WPLL Brave @_Demps Pressure and distractions are obstacles that every athlete faces throughout their career. Through the hype, expectations, projected rankings, and social media posts, this pressure and so called “noise” surrounds athletes whether we want it to or not. There is no way to make it… Read More Limiting The Noise
[Editor’s Note: From time to time we will feature a short Q&A with an IWLCA member coach. The format will be one question about lacrosse, one question about life, and one fun question.] Q&A with Kate Livesay, Head Coach, Middlebury College @middwlax 1 – What have you accomplished in your coaching career that you are most… Read More Three Questions for Kate Livesay
By Kim Russell, Head Coach, Oberlin College @yeo_wlax There are certain times in our lives, for some of us the majority of the time, when… we are always in a hurry. We are rushing from one place to the next… multitasking every moment… wanting to be the best at everything we do… and failing at… Read More The Pursuit, Striving, Impossibility, and Ultimate GOAL of Being “THE BEST”
By Megan Taylor and Caroline Steele, Maryland ’19, IWLCA All-Americans After what felt like a lifetime waiting all day for our 7:30 pm game against Northwestern, the Terps finally got on the bus to make our way to Homewood field at Johns Hopkins, this year’s sight of the Final Four. Both nervous and excited, we… Read More TERPS Forever!
By Kara Concheck, Head Coach, Saint Francis University @RedFlashLax Most of us have hung up our cleats. Some have continued to compete at a high level and are still active in that way, which is amazing! What I have found though since hanging up my jersey years ago, is that you never truly lose the… Read More Fit to Coach: Take Care of Yourself to Push Others